Visitor’s Guide To The Jewel of Montreal: The Blue-Hued Basilica Notre-Dame

The Basilica Notre-Dame is Montreal’s most famous landmark and a must see. Built in the Gothic Revival style, its azure blue interior is a revelation. You may feel like you’re admiring a rather gaudy classical painting, not standing inside a church. Built between 1824-29 by James O’Donnell, the basilica was constructed on the site of … Read more

2 Days in Montreal Itinerary: How To Spend the Perfect Weekend

Embarking on a Canadian adventure? Dive into my comprehensive 2 day Montreal itinerary. This captivating city is ideal for a weekend escape, boasting a vibrant French-Canadian charm. As one of the globe’s largest French-speaking cities after Paris, Montreal offers a unique cultural experience that’s sure to enchant you. The city has a decidedly European vibe, … Read more

3 Great Restaurants For Dinner In Montreal

On my recent solo geographical cure, I visited Montreal during the week in mid-September. That time frame meant I didn’t have to make reservations at Montreal’s trendy new restaurants. Provided I arrived reasonably early. I’ve gotten used to eating solo. I often sit at the bar. But I don’t mind. As long as the food … Read more

Guide To the Chateau Ramezay in Montreal

You can’t help but stumble upon the lovely Chateau Ramezay, must see destination in Vieux Montreal. It’s on the main drag and across the street from the City Hall. If you’re a history buff, it’s definitely worth an inspection. Built in 1705, the chateau is an architectural gem of the ancien régime. It tells the … Read more

What To Expect on a Delicious Secret Food Tour in Montreal

Here’s my guide to taking a Secret Food Tour in Montreal Canada. Montreal is known as a foodie city — home to tasty bagels, luscious pastries, trendy restaurants, and inventive cafes. I’ve also heard it called “Sin City,” perhaps a reference to the gluttony and excess of its food scene. While I was there, I … Read more

Guide To The Museum Of Fine Arts, Montreal’s Cultural Heart

The Musée des Beaux Arts, or Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is the oldest museum in Canada and the cultural heart of Montreal. It’s an extraordinary art complex, unexpectedly avant garde for a fine arts museum, and a must see site in Montreal. I loved it! The expansive museum is housed in five separate pavilions, … Read more